Welcome! Your two-story apartment is part of a house that was built in 1830, and once had an open view of the windjammers and steamers coming and going in scenic Boothbay Harbor. Today, there are several houses between it and the harbor, but you can still glimpse the end of the harbor from the front of the house, and many of the enticements of the harbor are a short five or ten minute walk away.
While we don't know the actual history of the apartment, we guess it is an addition to the original house. Perhaps it was a hayloft or other working structure. Today it is a small, light-filled, cozy, private place from which to base your Boothbay Harbor activities.
The 360 sq ft two-floor apartment is best suited to a couple or a single person looking for a comfortable hideaway. It is small, but unlike a motel or B&B room, you have your own complete and private living space with a full working kitchen, private entrance, and access to a brick patio.
Downstairs you'll find one open room with a kitchenette, dining area for two, and sitting area with smart TV. The kitchen is fully outfitted should you want to cook (but with fabulous restaurant choices almost at your doorstep, you may say "why bother?"). There is no dishwasher.
Up the low, narrow, winding staircase you'll find the bedroom and bathroom. Note: the staircase is steep and not suitable for those with mobility challenges.
The bedroom features a queen bed with a luxurious new mattress and high-quality cotton linens. There is a large closet and bureau. The bathroom is small, but we compensate with nice thick towels and lovely soaps and shampoo. The bathroom has a shower (no tub).
There is electric heat throughout, should the weather turn chilly during your stay. There is no air-conditioning, but fans for both upstairs and down are provided. Usually you'll find a nice cool breeze blowing from the harbor.
We live in the main part of the house and are generally available to help with any questions, but you'll have your own entrance and can come and go as you wish. Off-street parking for one car is included; you may decide to park your car and leave it there during your stay. There's even a town trolley that can be hailed at the bottom of the street.
Boothbay Harbor and the surrounding towns offer a multitude of activities, from sunning yourself on a sandy beach to kayaking over the ocean to a nearby island. All kinds of boat trips leave from the harbor: you can sail on a schooner; take a whale watching trip; head to a lobster bake on an island; or visit an island art colony. Boothbay is home to the spectacular Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens—not to be missed! Add the myriad art galleries, unique boutiques, antique shops, historical sites, golf and tennis, farmer’s market, interesting venues like the Boothbay Railway Village, and the scenic walking trails of the Boothbay Region Land Trust, and you can find something fun to do every day for several weeks. At night there are many fine restaurants, concerts at the Opera House (four blocks away), and atmospheric bars with live entertainment.
Boothbay Harbor also celebrates with a number of festivals throughout the year. Of particular interest are:
Windjammer Days, 6/25 - 7/1
Harbor Fest, 9/1 - 9/10
Festival of Lights, 11/18 - 12/31